Diaspora M’Landers Donate Medical Supplies

By Lewis Verdier

A group under the banner Maryland Diaspora Ebola Task Force recently donated several medical supplies and other anti Ebola items to the Maryland County as part of efforts to combat the spread of the virus.

Items donated by the group include about one hundred and fifty buckets and over one hundred fifty bottles of chlorine and other equipment which were distributed to clinics and some communities in the county.

The group which comprises of Marylanders who live out of the county and those abroad also launched a fund raising rally intended to generate money to purchase some hygienic supplies as its own way of contributing to the fight against the Ebola virus.

Meanwhile, one of the founding members of the Maryland Diaspora Ebola Task Force, John Ballout, has described the Ebola virus as the most mysterious and infectious disease Liberians have ever known, noting that just a single case in Lofa caused thousands to die in the country.

Mr. Ballout added that the end of 2014 and the reduction in Ebola cases do not in anyway mean Ebola is out of the country; stressing that there is still need for Liberians to continue the preventive measures that medical experts and health workers have provided in order to help eradicate the Ebola virus and urged Liberians far and near to join the fight against the virus if Liberia must win the fight.